21/06/2016 09:16 BST

Tommy Robinson Arrives At Euro 2016 With 'F*** Isis' After Avoiding Police Ban From Tournament

'Their only problem is I'm already in France.'

Tommy Robinson has been pictured waving a "Fuck Isis" St George's flag at Euro 2016, days after police tried and failed to ban him from attending the tournament.

The former EDL leader and current Pegida UK coordinator wrote on Twitter that Bedfordshire Police had come to his Luton home last Monday to serve him with a football banning order.

Problem was, the 33-year-old had left for France days earlier.

Tommy Robinson/Twitter
Tommy Robinson in France with his 'Fuck Isis' St George's flag

On Sunday the English Defence League founder was pictured in Lyon with the flag in a message he captioned, "Happy Father's Day from Lyon".

Other pictures Robinson posted included one with him proudly holding the 'Fuck Isis flag at arms length, and another featured a friend of his wearing a "no surrender" t-shirt which features a cartoon figure dressed in an England jersey urinating on an Islamic State flag. 

Bedfordshire Police said they attempted to issue the ban on Robinson at the request of the UK Policing Football Unit, but refused to comment further. 

The anti-terrorism stand comes after England fans chanted “Isis, where are you?” during a pre-Euros clash with locals in Marseille on June 10. 

On Monday Robinson detailed his latest run-in with police on Twitter.

He wrote: "So @bedspolice have again today targeted my family’s home.

“They arrived in front of my wife and kids to give me a football banning order.

“I have committed no crime since I come off my three year ban. I have only taken my children to football. Their only problem is I’m already in France.

“This is on going state persecution because of my opposition to Islam. I hope to have to best legal representatives to challenge this.”

Later he claimed that Bedfordshire Police were opposing his ban, "but the call has come from above their head". 

Robinson later directed a video message at Bedfordshire Police tauntingly showing him arm-in-arm with his friends in France whooping with joy. The video has since been deleted.  

His appearance in France follows several days of attacks on England fans by ultra-violent Russian Ultras

In 2011 Robinson was convicted of leading a street brawl with 100 football fans where he was heard yelling "EDL till I die". A court heard that he encouraged fellow Luton Town hooligans as they clashed in the town with Newport County fans.